The Town Of Torrox

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Wednesday Walk - Make Me Smile ...03.10.2021 Edition

Today had been a day full of stress. Though, we are retirees, I have to say that my days here have been stress-laden the last couple of weeks. We are in Andalusia at the moment and as such we have too many things to take care of. Having a second home in Southern Spain requires a lot of patience and understanding particularly the culture and the Spanish way of life. Well, we are guests here and we love their sun, beaches, their folks and tapas, so it´s their own rules, and we have to stick to them.

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I had to make errands today and had to go to the town..it is about 2 kilometers from our place. I needed to change the bank account from where our electric bills, water and town taxes are paid. I was early by 30 minutes with my appointment at the Patronato de Recaudation (sort of tax collectors of the town) so I went around to kill the time. I took photos of the Plaza as well as the streets and town surroundings. I hope this will give you ideas of how a typical spanish pueblo looks like.

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Torrox Pueblo

The town of Torrox has two areas, one is at the coastline where beaches and mostly shops and private businesses are located. The other part is the Pueblo where local government offices are found including post office, health center as well as the Judicial court.

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The town is very hilly, you have to go to the top to reach the town Hall. And it takes too many steps to go up and once you are there, you´ll be out of breath. The tip is to go slowly and rest for a while and then proceed.
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The Stairs

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The locals have ways to go up the hills to reach their houses. This is a typical whitewash Spanish town. The local government saw to it that hilly areas have stairs as much as possible especially made for the old aged.

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The Patios

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This is a typical patio that is decorated with flowers... Spanish women like to decorate the spaces with plants and flowers because I see their balconies no matter how small, flowers are beautifully arranged in colorful pots.

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Many thanks to @tattoodjay and @elizacheng for the collaboration. This adventure truly made me smile. That´s it for today... until next time, see you around!

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What a beautiful place @mers! I hope that you find my tennis idol Rafa and football legend Messi smd Ronaldo... Regards to your Peter!

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Lol, ok I will! But your superstars do not live in Spain, they are probably in Monte Carlo. but when I see them I will tell them you left some messages, ok?!

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Such a beautiful area my wife was living in Andalusia near Gibraltar when we first met (online) and the first time I met her was in Malaga and I loved my time there
And seeing your shots of Torrox it looks so charming

Sorry to hear things have been stressful and I hope it settles down for you soon

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Hi @tattoodjay! Ýour story sounded to have romantic fond memories with your wife. So Andalusia is forever kept in your heart.
Thank you! I hope so too that everything will settle down. Simply so many things to do, I think I have a burn-out syndrome, hahaha. And to think driving from the mountain within a narrow road is another stress because they closed the country road we were using because of some plot terracing for a Finca plantation. It´s been a week now so every time I drive down (2 Kms) I am always damning it if I meet another car and there is nowhere to turn around. And today that was the case with 2 cars. I had to drive backwards going up to the crossing. The danger is always if the car falls down, the roadside consisted of cliffs... Lolols!

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Yes indeed it did bring nice thoughts to my mind

Wow that drive sounds horrible

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It's really an uphill area. I couldn't imagine myself going to the town hall. I guess I will have to pass transacting any business at the town hall (LOL).

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I told you, we are aging..hahaha. The knees are weak for uphills! Thanks for dropping a note. Have a lovely day doing the month-end reports , just like in our old auditing days!

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Now I know that we inherited our way of decorating our house with flowering plants. My great-grandparents were Spaniards who vame to the Philippines, together with Magellan hahahaha

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How old can they be, they must have been born before 1521.... maybe my great grandparents were one of those who fought Magellan in the Battle of Mactan... Lolols!

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Wow! So clean street Pueblos! And, more Wows to the flowers beautifully arrange plus the flower pots so colorful, sundon ko ni

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Yeah, so inspiring gyud . Thanks that you dropped-by.

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Thanks for touring us Tita @mers Feeling kopo ksma nyu ako naglalakad po dyan, grabe ang ganda! Familiar po saakin yung mga hagdan..I guess naging scene napo yang lugar s mga movies 😊

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Thanks for visiting dear.

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Beautiful place Ate. How's your breathing after going up and down this hilly place? 😁

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Hahaha.. Age really makes a difference, some 15 years ago, I never had a problem going Up to the town Hall...

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